The pro-Nazi Palestinian leader, haj Amin al-Husseini, instigated the Farhud pogrom against the Jews of Iraq in 1941.
Are we talking haj Amin al-Husseini, Aziz Shehadeh, Hanan Ashrawi, Sari Nusseibeh…?
The Indian haj is the most numerous, and represents the largest population of all on our list, and it is besides the most wealthy.
It was clear that he belonged to the haj, but why was he here?
One who having made the haj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca, is entitled to wear a green turban and assume the title of haji.
haj Ali naturally tried to make as much money out of the transaction as he could.
After an excursion to Mosul and Diarbekr, he made the haj a second time, staying at Mecca three years.
They also make pilgrimages to Muhammadan shrines in India, but never perform the haj.
We are in half a mind to leave this dawdling haj, and go on with him to-morrow.
haj has also given the method of keeping the Rose in bud, in order to prolong its period of blooming.
"pilgrimage to Mecca," from Arabic hajj "pilgrimage," from hajja "he went on a pilgrimage." Related to Hebrew haghagh "he made a pilgrimage, celebrated a feast," hagh "a gathering." One who has made it is a hajji.